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Nino24
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TheAmazingLiberal
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Should we stop using hydroelectric plants?

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TheAmazingLiberal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/8/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Nino24

Con

I think we must stop building hydroelectric plants due to some environmental issues.
TheAmazingLiberal

Pro

While it can be argued,that we should stop using hydroelectric plants,i do believe they are a cleaner resource than most alternative mediums of creating power for a large area of people,particualry a locale,where their is a large concentration of people. When it comes to the cleanest alternatives for power,we have serveral choices for creating power,Solar Power,Nuclear Power,and Hydroelectric plants,while hydroelectric power creation,is the oldest innovation,out of the three for creating power,and ultimately the most harmful to the enviorment,over a long period of time,it's cleaner than using Coal Power,or gas power.
Debate Round No. 1
Nino24

Con

As you've said sir hydroelectric plants are harmful to environment especially to the marine biodiversity
Furthermore other than destroying the nature, hydroelectric plant is very expensive and may take a decade to be profitable.
TheAmazingLiberal

Pro

The environmental impact is noted,and i do realize that,but are you really going to make a country,already in a dire financial situation,build entirely new plant's. I'd agree with you,if we were debating this in 1996,but today,i must disagree with you.
Debate Round No. 2
Nino24

Con

Sir I am not referring to the least rich countries but the developing country which could build their own hydroelectric dams but aside from environmental impact and cost of the structure, there is still one problem, human social impact- (this is according to what I've search) example: in1960 the villagers are upset about the Pong Dam, who threatened to "release the waters" and drown the villagers if they did not cooperate. Furthermore, the three gorge dams in china,Its construction required the loss of over a million people's homes and their mass relocation, the loss of many valuable archaeological and cultural sites. But whatever the reason is there are always three problem when building a hydroelectric plants 1.economic 2.human social impact 3.environmental impact.
TheAmazingLiberal

Pro

Look,i agree with the general sentiment you're espousing,as a environmentalist,but personally i believe this decision cannot be done overnight,especially with whole entire cities depending on the power sources. What can be done about this,is that we gradually overtime discontinue the use of them,as developing country's gain the resources,to construct Nuclear Power,and Solar Power. But this decision is not so simple,as to just stop using them,that's not how the world work's,sadly.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Nino24 3 years ago
Nino24
Excuse me sir may I know which side are you in con/pro?
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Vote Placed by donald.keller 3 years ago
donald.keller
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct and Sources are mute topics. Pro definitely won spelling. As for arguments... I found both sides hard to agree with. Pro wasn't firm, and conceded to the idea, only claiming it wasn't practical, more than it being wrong. Overall, Con couldn't uphold the resolution.